I lamented yesterday that digital cameras have become boringly predictive with their uniform specs. What will vendors do towards product differentiations? Some answers today:
- Fuji's V10 has four games built-in, that run on its 3" LCD screen.
- Kodak's Z650 has married a 10x optical zoom lens with a 6-megapixel sensor, a tough job to accomplish.
- Pentax's Optio A10 has figured out how to remove lens elements during the zoom process, allowing for a thinner camera.
But not all new cameras progress. The new Pentax A400 and A500 regress, using xD-Picture Cards for storage (meaning you get to throw out your SD card collection) and AVI movie mode without audio. My daughter accidently bought a Pentax camera with the audio-less movie mode, and it is pointless!